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Event Date: 

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

1345 Health Sciences Learning Center

Contact Info: 

Patty Grubb, pagrubb@wisc.edu, (608) 265-0516

PHS Monday Seminar: Jenna Nobles, PhD, "Characterizing Early Pregnancy Loss: Why it Matters for Population Health and How Big-Data Approaches Can Advance Measurement"

Abstract:

Answers to many central questions in the health sciences depend upon the assumption that cohort loss before birth is ignorable. Evidence from inferential population studies and small-scale cohort studies increasingly suggests otherwise. Up to 70% of human pregnancies terminate before birth; these losses appear to be non-random. In this research we consider the implications of prenatal cohort loss for a few key questions, including the effects of early-life exposures on later-life health and the effects of child traits on parent outcomes. In so doing, we extend a long history of demographic research on cohort selection to the prenatal period. We conclude with a discussion of new, big data approaches to learn more about how prenatal exposures shape population traits.

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Supplemental Materials: 
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